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pmhia County Fair Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-September 20, 21
1 . B. X. lit I J I II 1 l- II II 1 r irfA T'v ,,J--Tt I I I I 1 II II - I 1 OFFICIAL PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY PIONEER PAPER OF COLUMBIA COUNTY Ilume XXXVI. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1917 KTRACTS LET BY STATE ROAD BOARD fcLUMBIA GETS SHARE Inlrarts ' Nurh I'uvliw ami Mao adum Work in I-rt. U ta meeting In Salem Tuesday, , state highway coiiiinlnnlon lut aincu fr more road work. a con- nble amount of which will be ue In Columbia county. A coll et was awardou the Warren l;on- ucllon Company to pavo with bltu- e tli road from tho Multnomah Lgty lino to Bcappooito, a dlHtance two mil three-fourths mllH. The tract price wua $30,667.65, and 1, engineer a estimate on tiie worn In f 39.730. A contract waa let to it't k Fllppln, of Halnlor, to mac inilie 17 K miles of lite highway om Coble to the Clatsop county lino ,r f 109.89 1 . The engineer's call alson tills work waa $92,620. la addition to the hlxhway work, Ji were received for both wood and Lncrete cotiMtructlon of ten bridges b tho highway In Clatsop and Col mbla counties. Tlie bid of L. O. rrold, of Hale en, amounting to DC959 was accepted, it being about ; 000 under tho engineer's oalimate. eral of these bridges will be built a the Hearer canyon, between Dele- Lt and Clntskuiilo. The hlxhway he- teen Hvenseii and Wostpurt In Clat- up county, a dlHtance of fifteen and ne-liulf miles, wilt he macadamized ni tho Warren ConMlructlon Com pany landed tho Job. Their hid of 124,678 waa rejected and the work warded (he company on force ac count, tlie engineer's estimate of the ork being placed at $84,737. Otlier contract were awarded for Mlhway work In Tillamook, Clacka au and Ullllnm counlioa, and tho Dm Issue of tho highway bondH were ion to the Lumbermen' Trust Com pany of Portland. Commissioners llirroy and Weed attended the meet lot of tlui board nnd both atated they wers well pleuaed with the amount of road funds obtained for Columbia county. In conversation with a represen tative of the Warren Construction Company the Mist lenrns Hint the ork of paving the hlxhway between the county lino and Scappoose will Nln Immediately. Tho company baa Just about completed the grading of (lie Multnomah county road be tween Hocky Polut and tho Columbia county lino, and their puvlng plant Is now In operation at Hocky I'olnt, so thoy are In a position to do fust work. ll Is probable that Clark & Fllppln will huvo camps In operation at sev eral nliices between (Joble and the Clatsop counYy Hue and the work on llila purl of the highway will also bo rushed. Commissioner Harvey staled that the question, of tho locaMon of the highway through HI. Helens did not tome up in open meeting and so far a ho know the situation was un changed. MAKE YOUR DOLLARS WORK When a manufacturer or other pro ducer of real wealth does a profitable huslnena and turns his pro (Its back Into the business, he gives employ ment to men and crentea more real wealth as ho progresses year by year. " does more real good for his fol low mon than he would if he gave all hi' prollts In charity, because It Is "otter to ninko people" self supporting mid Independent than It Is to give horn Bomothlng for nothing, no mat ter how worthy the motives may bo. When a rich man Invests his money In productive enterprises he porforms n important -social service for the benefit of his country. Accumulated 'npltal Is always a power for good nd accomplishes much good when IntnlllRontly handled. Whon a man deposits his savings In a bank his '"onoy is lnt to othora who can nHko good ubo of It In business or It Is Invested In productive enter prises or loaned to those who do pro duce real wealth. If a doposltor takos $1,000 In gold f Its equivalent to a bank and de 1'OHltn it that bank can extend credit lo others In five times the amount leposltod In actual cash. Msnjr men can save monoy who do not know hw to Invest It In active business iitorprhtes. As far as the com mon good Is concerned, It does not matter much whether the man Invests the money himself or gives It to a bank to handle for him. In tho h:iids of the bunk It will do more work and service for a greater number of peo ple. The worst a muo can do with his money Is to hoard gold or currency redeemable lu gold. As far as the community Is concerned, It would be better if he threw It away In riotous living and let somebody else have a chnnco to put It to good use. Every Idle dcllur in this country should be put to work at once, New York Commercial. ST. HELENS RED CROSS NOW HARD AT. WORK Are Now Making Needed Huille fur Huldler Hoys Tho Ht. Helens branch of the American Hed Cross has been organ ised and Is now bard at work making and furnishing supplies for the sol dier boys at the front and those who will bo called. The branch is auxili ary to tho Portland chapter, and re ceives Instructions from that source. It has been furnished with a list of needed supplies which the Portland chapter Is to furnish and Ib asked to contribute Its part. The miscellane ous supplies needed are: 1. Shoulder wraps or "Nlghtln gules" (20 dox.). Size, 2 yards long, 1 yard ylde or less, according to the width 'of material. Material, "Dulsy Cloth" or equivalent. (One dozen In each package. 2. lied socks (20 dozon)'. Size, length of foot, about 11 Inches. Knit or crocheted of woolen or heavy cot ton yarns, or made from pieces of warm material left from other gar ments, (Place moth ball In toe of each woolen sock.) (One dozen pairs In er.ch packago). 3. Handkerchiefs (200 dox.). Size about 18 Inches square. Material, pluln cotton handkerchiefs costing about five cents a piece are satisfac tory. Linen la not recommended at present owng to the hgh cost. (One dozen n each' package). 4. Substitutes for handkerchiefs (200 dozen). Size, about 18 Inches square. Materiel, old linen or mus lin, hommcd' or unhemmed. (One dozen In each package). 6. Table napkins (200 doz). Slzo, about 14 inches square, hemmed. Ma terial, old table linen or napkins may be used. If material Is purchased, "Indian Head" 44 Inches wide is sug gested. (One dozon In each package.) 6. Tray covers (80 dozon). Size, about 15 Inches by 22 Inchos, hem med. If material Is purchased use same as for table napkins. Articles mudo from old linen may be used In an emergency for surgical dreoslngs. The material should therefore be freshly laundered and boiled. (One dozen In each packago.) The officers of the St. Helens branch are: Mrs. W. II. Hosklns, chairman; Mrs. J. G. Prlngle, secre tary, and Mrs. Wm. Akin, treasurer. There are now 32 members, and more applications are expected at the next mooting. The last meeting waa held at tho Guild hall, and work waa start ed on furnishing the quota of sup- piles requested. PORTLAND MARKETS futile Best steors, $8.50 to $9; good steers, $7.60 to $8.25; stockers and feeders. $4.60 to 17. 25; good cows, $6 to $7.26; ordinary. $4. Hogs Prime heavy, $15.60 to ti K BR: nrlme light. $15.00 to 16.75; bulk, $15.60 to $16.76; pigs, $14.10. siinn Yearlings, $8.75 to .; wethers. $8 to $8.60; ewoa. $3.60. FIRE WEATHER WARNING FOR TODAY Tho fire weathor warning for today nnd tomorrow Is "Pressure ravoraoie t n xm want hnr with moderate lur " -,.i.onrlv winds Friday and Sat urday and will greatly Increase fire hnzord. Advise extra precautions u taken." Don't forget to be careful 'about firea this warm weather. The Houlton Sunday school Is plan ning for Its annuufplcnlo, wmcn wm take place next Wednesday, August it t ) McBrldo school grounus. .!w nnd friends of the school are Invited, with their parents, and members of the cnurcn. EXEMPTION BOARD EXAMINES HUNDRED Many Claims for Exenitlon Hied but Not All Will lie Granted. The Columbia county examining board has been busy for the past throe days examining the 98 Colum bia county citizens between the ages of 21 and 11 years of age who weio called on the first draft. Every Col umbia county man responded with the exception of two, who were ex amined olsewhere. The local board also examined citizens of several other states, so that the number han dled here was In excess of 100. On the first day more claims for exemption were filed than on any suc ceeding day, as It appeared that among the first day's number were many married men with dependents and there were several aliens. : All told, there will not be to exceed (0 men to apply for exemption, as the totnl . at 4 o'clock Thursday after noon was 66, and only seven more were to be examined. Dr. L. G. Ross and Dr. Edwin Moss state that there will bo very few exempted on account of the physical examination, prob ably five or six. Most of those claim ing exemption based their claims on having dependents, and It was not iceable that the aliens appeared glad they were aliens. One Italian who hud taken out his first papers a short whllo ago tried to withdraw his ap plication for citizenship, evidently preferring to owe allegiance to the flag of his native country. Several claims for exemption were made on account of being farmera or follow ing industrial pursuits. Those who claimed exemption have seven days In which to file their claim and ten days to produce an affidavit substanti ating such claim. Should the claim not be allowed by the local board, tho drafted men can appeal to the district exemption board, and all claiming exemption on account of in dustrial pursuits will also have to file their claims with this board. One young fellow from the Nehalera coun try, when asked If ho wished to ale a claim for exemption, said, "No," and another big husky said the only thing tho matter with him was a round shoulder and Uncle Sam could take that out. Tho board thinks It Is quite prob able that the county's quota will be obtained from those drawn and it will immediately begin work on making up the final lists, exemption claims and the numerous other details which the government requires. The district board of Oregon will Insist on the best reasons for grant ing exemptions, and the strictest rulos will be adopted. Psoudo farm ers will be watched and Industrial claims will be allowed only if it Ib shown that the man is absolutely es sential to conduct the enterprise, so It will be hard for the would-be slacker to put over any false claims In order to avoid serving In the army. PANNKRY WILL START TUESDAY L.Rosaco. manager of the Colum hlu River Canning & Produce Com nanv. has everything In readiness to start operation Tuesday morning. He has the assurance from several bean growers that enough beans will be nn hand to mke It worth while to start up. After a trip through the hBrvn-a-rowlna- section. Mr. Kosasco states that he Is well pleased with the outlook for a good crop, as tho low lands will yield from 4 to 8 tons to iha irm and the upper lands from U to 3Vt tons. He has contracted for the yield from 46 acres and will nv the crower $40 per ton. When the plant starts, about twen-tv-flve oneratlves will be neoded, but later In the seasoji, when running to full eanacltr. more than one nun AraA helDers will be needed to handle the tons of fruit and. produce that will be canned. Additional machinery haa been in stalled Bnd the dally capacity has been increased. Last season the larg ct nlnirle day pack was 1,000 cases of beans, and if beans are plentiful and labor can be secured, Mr. Kosas- thinks he will exceed thla record. Th operation of the cannery means the disbursement of large aums of money for labor and produce, ana will be of great benefit to tne com munlty. ANOTHER ROAD , MAY BE BUILT County Judge Hattan and Commis sioners Harvey and Weed left last Wednesday morning for Qoble, to In spect the route of a proposed new road and see about the right of way. Should the road be built it would start near the Shiloh Basin school- house and follow the grade of the old logging railroad and would connect with tho Butler road which leads to the highway at Tide Creek. It Is understood that the Clark Wilson Company has offered to give the right of way free of charge to the county, since the road would go through some of its logged off lands which are now being sold to settlers. Very little work would bave to be done In order to put the roadbed In good condition and there are no steep grades. From an Investigation made by Roadmaster Abry the steepest grade Is 8 per cent and Is for only a short distance. Two small bridges will have to be built and the roadbed cleared of the underbrush. Should the court decide to accept the proposition of the Clark-Wilson people, It is possible that some work will be done this summer, although lt Is not expected to complete) the Job during the season. The building of the road would open up a consider able section of country that is now being developed and by connecting with the Butler road would make a loop from Goble to tho Shiloh Basin country and join the lower highway at Tide Creek. As yot the court has not definitely decided what they wl'l do In the matter. BOOZY AND SLEEPY, IS ARRESTED Driving down from Scappoose on Wednesday afternoon, wheu near the Clonlnger place, Sheriff Stanwood noticed a man lying under a tree tak ing a nice little snooze. He stopped his car and walked over to whore the sleeper was and the first thing dis covered was a bottle of whisky lying by tho man, and another thing dis covered when tho party was rudely awakened from his dreams, was that a considerable portion of the whisky was in him. Ho was Invited to take a ride in the sheriff's car, and afte' bolng made comfortable for tho night In the Hotel do Stanwood. faced Judge Watkins Thursday morning and was fined $100, which he paid and returned to his home near War ren. SOLDIER BOY WRITES HOME A. S. Harrison has received the following letter from his son Bob which will be of interest to Bob's many friends In and around St. Hel ens: k Fairfield, Ohio, July 16, 1917. Dear Dad: I have put off writing to you because of the unsettled con ditions and not knowing till a few days ago what our addrosB would be. My address Is 13th Aero Squadron, Fairfield, Ohio. We arrived here the 8th and moved Into good barrackB, with electric llahts and steam heat. This Is a nice country and the climate is fine as lt has about the samo climate as Oregon. It was like coming from summer to winter when we got here from Texas. We have been having qutto a little rain, which Is quite un usual at this time of year, and lt Is holding up the work on the aviation field. I have been studying hard and am ready to take the examination on the Lewis machine gun, which shoots 664 shots a minute. The require ments to pass the exams are to be able to take the working mechanism of the gun to pieces and put it to gether again In one minute and fifty seconds, and be able to do the same blindfolded In three minutes, and the only tool you uso Is a shell; and also be able to name and toll the use of all the parts of the gun. I am going to start in taking les sons In French tonight, as the In structor arrived yesterday. When 1 complete the course in French I am going to take up wlroless telegraphy and then magneto work and the pho tography. That will be about all I will have time to take up here, for our sergeant said that we probably would start for France In about three months. If we are not out of here by December we will be stationed here as instructors. Tho 12th and 13th squadrons were picked as the best trained out of 6,000 men. Dayton is about seven miles from our camp, and I Intend to go through the cash register plant the first chance I get. I have been to Dayton only once because we have been busy unloading and putting up planes and doing other work. The people up here certainly treat us nlco, and wo are looked up to more than any other branch of the service. As lt Is nearly time for the French class I will close. Tell everyone hello and tell Dewey to write soon. Your loving son, BOB HARRISON. COUNCIL OF DEFENSE GIVES WARNING The Mist is in receipt of Bulletin No. 2 from the state council of de fense, by Bruce Dennis, director of work, regarding some dynamite which was appropriated by someone. The bulletin Is addressed to "All County Courts, Contracting Com panies and other users of explosives," and says: "Recently several cases of dyna mite disappeared from a contracting company's warehouse In Oregon. Both federal and state officials or dered a search, which lasted many days, and up to the present time the dynamite is still missing. 'These are perilous times, as you know. A few cases of dynamite in the hands of wrong people could do untold damage. "It Is deemed advisable, and the state council of defense requests that all county courts, contractors, con struction companies and anyone else using powder or dyanmlte shall have a depot for same under day and night armed guard. "A sufficient quantity for the day's use can easily be removed to location of work under way, but under no cir cumstances should the depot be left without a trustworthy guard in full charge. "Very truly, "BRUCE DENNIS, "Director of Work." NEVADA'S CROOKED RUNAWAY RIVER Writer With Imagination and No Conscience Turns Himself Loose. South America's "River of Doubt" haa a rival in the Humboldt river In Nevada which comes forward with an entirely new claim to distinction. The Humboldt river flows southwest erly through the central portion of Nevada near the line of the South ern Pacific railroad. This river Is declared to be, In point of size and length, the crookedest river in the world. It Is so crooked that sports men bring strange tales of fish and game that became confused in try ing to follow the river's course and act as though intoxtcated. At one place adjacent to the rail road, between two points two and a half miles apart, the river's length Is eight miles and by actual count its course is alternately north twen ty-five times, east eighteen times, south thirty times and west forty one times; also it may be stated that at thirty-three different points It Is within one hundred and fifty feet or less of itself, the current flowing in opposite directions by these points. This "runaway river" crosses the Southern Pacific tracks 28 times, necessitating as many bridges', cost lng in all $654,000. By way of showing how complete ly "locoed" lt is, the Humboldt ends its course by running Into the middle of the desert and corkscrewing Its way out of sight In a huge sink. On account of its devious way this stream Is a sportsman's paradise. Ducks and geese, after following Its treacherous course a short distance, becomo deluded and forget their di rection, returning five and six times to the point at which they were dis turbed. Fish experience the same difficulty and become so perplexed that they, refuse to swim. The In dians have discovered this and sim ply net the fish while they are dazed Fred A. Relcker, valuation engin eer of the Southern Pacific, and not Baron Munchausen, is responsible for this account pt the peculiarities of Nevada's crooked river. ASKS COLUMBIA FOR A SERYICE LEAGUE IS IMPORTANT MATTER Director of Work of Oregon League Appeals for Help. The following letter has been re ceived by County Judge Hattan from the Oregon Patriotic Service League, In which the Judge is asked to form a State Council of Defense League In Columbia county. Steps will prob ably be taken by the Judge to get some kind of a league started, or he will appoint someone to attend to the matter. "The State Council of Defense Is now squared away for active work, and it is the wish of tho council that complete co-operation may be had with all counties of the state. 'In order to accomplish results such as are needed in this critical time, each county must bave a Pa triotic Service League composed of prominent, loyal citizens to work in conjunction with the state council. I believe you are the person to or ganize such a body. Will you give two days time to such work? Spend one-half day thinking over a list of citizens who appreciate the gravity of the present war crisis; spend an other half day calling up these citi zens arranging for a meeting, and spend another day with the organiza tion getting it in action. "The selection of chairman for your county organization is of great Importance and I know you will real ize this fact to tho extent that you will see that the strongest man pos sible is named. Through the county organization will be done the work In your community, and necessarily the county chairman will bo in con stant communication with this of fice. It is well, therefore, to select a man who will not only answer let ters promptly but give personal at tention to the work one who will look after his committees and see that they act promptly and efficient ly. With Russia breaking down In the great world war the United States takes over an added load and from now on the business of every man, woman and child in this nation Is the business of assisting to win this war. "Please do not delay, but immedi ately upon receipt of this letter begin working up your county organization. If for any reason you find it impos sible to respond to this call write or wire at once recommending the best man you can think of for the work. "There is so much to be done that It behooves everyone to work, and work fast. Nothing can be accom plished unless' we have an organiza tion reaching Into every county of the state. "Believing that you will appreciate fully every word of this letter, and that you will at once proceed along the lines suggested, I am, "Very sincerely, "BRUCE DENNIS." ANNUAL CRADLE ROLL PARTY Little Tots Enjoy an Afternoon's Entertainment. The annual cradle roll party was held at the Methodist church Wednes day afternoon, and was much enjoyed by the 100 little tots present. In cluding the mothers, grandmothers and friends of the children, more than 200 people were in attendance. A short program was given In the church. Mr. Ell Shaffer gave the children an Interesting talk and lit tle Miss Ruth Levi entertained them -with a Bong. After the program every one gathered in front of the church and a picture was taken of the crowd. They then went to tho social room of the church and tco cream and cake were served, much to the enjoyment of the little ones. A pleasant feature of the occasion was the presentation of a beautiful moss agate breast pin to the superintendent of the roll, Mrs. E. A. Ross, by the mothers of the children. Mrs. Ross has been super intendent for the past several years and It Is largely on account of the Interest she has taken in the roll that it numbers more than 100 at the present time. The speech of presen tation was made by Rev. Hlsey, and Mrs. Ross was completely but pleas .antly surprised.